Saturday, April 30, 2011

Events: Jazz Nights in May and June!

Woodmere Art Museum is pleased to announce that the our Friday Night Jazz series has been extended into May and June! Because of the overwhelming support from our visitors, we decided to continue to offer this great music series to the public! Please join us for the following Friday Nights in May:

Thursday, April 28, 2011

Classes: The Clothed Figure

The Clothed Figure
Meets 8 times
Wednesdays, May 18 and ending June 22, for 6 sessions
, 6:30-9:30 p.m. 
(no class May 11)
Instructor: Frances Galante
price: $165 plus $60 model


In this class models are dressed in contemporary clothing and arranged in naturalistic poses in the studio. Students are encouraged to observe the gesture and tones of the figure in the setting, and create a composition that incorporates drapery (the clothing) and some surrounding details. The instructor’s medium is oil paint, but students can work in the drawing or painting medium of their choice. (Beginners start with drawing in charcoal).

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Photos: Woodmere's Friday Evening Jazz Series - Marina Vishnyakova

Enjoy our pictures of Seine-suous Strings featuring jazz violinist Marina Vishnyakova and Paris for Kids: Circus Creatures inspired by the work of artist Alexander Calder.

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Video: Reiko Okuda and Warren Oree at Cole Porter Night


Check out our short video clip of last Friday's Jazz performance. Pianist Reiko Okuda and bass player Warren Oree played music of the great American composer Cole Porter

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Classes: Alla Prima Figure Painting with David Shevlino


This video highlights the Woodmere Art Museum's studio instructor, David Shevlino. David studied painting and drawing at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts in Philadelphia and at the Art Students League in New York. He also received a bachelor of fine arts degree from The University of Pennsylvania.

Saturday, April 16, 2011

Photos: Woodmere's Friday Evening Jazz Series - Cole Porter Night

Pianist Reiko Okuda, a student at The University of the Arts, and bass player Warren Oree gave an incredible performance last night at Woodmere. The music of the great American composer Cole Porter was featured.

Enjoy some pictures we took of the event. Thank you for your support!

Thursday, April 14, 2011

Lectures: Paris 1910 to 1920: A Decade that Changed Modernism

Join Matthew Palczynski, (Staff Lecturer of Western Art, Philadelphia Museum of Art) for a lecture this  Sunday, April 17 from 1-4pm on Paris 1910 to 1920: A Decade that Changed Modernism.

Spend the afternoon in Paris. This pair of lectures will examine the School of Paris, during one of the most dynamic decades of modern art. We’ll examine the work of Picasso, Matisse, Brancusi, and Modigliani, among others, and discover why so many artists were drawn to the magnetic pull of Paris. Between lectures we’ll enjoy French champagne, coffee, and pastries.
  • Lecture one: Picasso and Matisse
  • Champagne break
  • Lecture two: Brancusi and Modigliani 
$30 ($24 members) 

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Arpeggio Jazz Ensemble


Take a peek! Here is a video of a performance by the acclaimed Arpeggio Jazz Ensemble at our first Jazz event last Friday, April 8. Join us this Friday, April 15 from 6:00–8:00 p.m. for Cole Porter Night.

Friday, April 8, 2011

Photos: Woodmere's Friday Evening Jazz Series - Arpeggio Jazz Ensemble

Warming up...

We had a great turn out tonight! Thank you for coming out to listen to some jazz music, enjoy some french wines, and see our exhibitions. It was a packed house! 

We would also like to thank the Arpeggio Jazz Ensemble! The show was amazing! The music was incredible!

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Bonjour! Paris is in the air!

Violet Oakley
(American, 1874-1961). Lady with a
Fan, 1895, oil on canvas, 28 x 18 in.
Paris is reborn in Philadelphia

We are incredibly excited to be participating in the long-awaited Philadelphia International Festival of the Arts (PIFA). As part of this collaboration, Woodmere will be enjoying an evening Jazz series the first of which will be held this Friday, April 8 from 7:00pm - 9:00pm. In celebration of our new exhibitions Charles Demuth in the City of Lights and Violet Oakley and the Women Artists of Paris, french wines and cheeses will available along with a performance by the Arpeggio Jazz Ensemble. So come out and have some fun this Friday night! Oui, s'il vous plaĆ®t!

Looking for a place to have dinner before heading to Woodmere on Friday? Check out the restaurants along Germantown Avenue in Chestnut Hill. Great shops, great food, great art, and great music all in one night!